How to remove unallocated partition in Windows

#1
I have a laptop that I installed an ssd(had to swap the hdd and merge the ssd over) however whenever I do a cold boot I have to go into the bios in order to boot.

I'm assuming my issue lies with how many partitions I have and their order. I saw that I have an unallocated partition and Cannot delete it using the default partition manager. So I installed a third party partition app and to delete the partition, but I am unable to. I provide some screenshots to help with troubleshooting. Any help is much appreciated, I do not care about the contents on my ssd (recently formatted it) so all solutions welcome ;)
 


#2
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#4
I tried making the unallocated space a new simple volume, and when I do that and try to extend my C drive the extend is greyed out
 


Neemobeer

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#5
You can't at least not in Windows. You might be able to move the partitions in a live Linux disc or USB with gparted, but it is risky to move them. The safest method would be to format the disk and reinstall Windows.
 


#6
to reinstall, do I need a key? I imagine I would put windows 10 on a usb drive and then boot from that but i'm not sure what I need for authentication purposes
 


Neemobeer

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#7
Yes you would need your key
 


Neemobeer

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#8
You can get your key like so...
  • Open an elevated powershell prompt
  • Type $(Get-WmiObject -query 'select * from SoftwareLicensingService').OA3xOriginalProductKey
 


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#9
You can get your key like so...
  • Open an elevated powershell prompt
  • Type $(Get-WmiObject -query 'select * from SoftwareLicensingSerivce').OAxOriginalProductKey
hmm says SoftwareLicensingService is an invalid class
 


Neemobeer

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#10
Shouldn't be are you sure you typed the command exact? you could even copy and paste everything in bold

There was a missing 3 in the property name, fixed, but that wouldn't throw an invalid class exception
 


#11
yeah copy and pasted
 


#12
Should I be in a particular directory or does it not matter?
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
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#13
No it shouldn't matter.

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#14
Get-WmiObject : Invalid class "SoftwareLicensingSerivce"

weird
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
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#15
You misspelled Service
 


#16
you misspelled service :)
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
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#17
Indeed
 


#18
how to format disk with windows on it?
 


#19
formatted and reinstalled windows removing my unallocated space. but still from cold boot I get a default boot device missing
 


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